The Bolin Centre focuses on extending and disseminating knowledge about the Earth’s natural climate system, climate variations, climate impacting processes, climate modelling, human impact on the climate and climate impacts on ecosystems, biodiversity and human conditions as well as how society can minimize negative impacts.

The centre was formed in 2006 by Stockholm University, the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).

The Bolin Centre for Climate Research is named in honour of Professor Bert Bolin of Stockholm University, a leader in climate and carbon cycle research and one of the founders of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

The research is structured into multi-disciplinary research areas:

Oceans‐atmosphere dynamics and climate
Clouds, aerosols, turbulence and climate
Hydrosphere, cryosphere and climate
Biogeochemical cycles and climate
Historical to millennial climate variability
Deep time climate variability
Landscape processes and climate
Biodiversity and climate

The Bolin Centre structure

The research areas are the core of the centre with the Climate Research School, climate modelling and database management as cross-cutting activities. The Bolin Centre Directorate coordinates the Centre while reporting to the Bolin Centre Board and taking into account advice from the Science Advisory Group and the External Science Advisory Group.”

Collaborating organisations in the Bolin Centre

The Bolin Centre for Climate Research is a collaboration between the Departments of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences (DEEP) External link icon, Department of Environmental Science External link icon, Geological Sciences (IGV) External link icon, Meteorology (MISU) External link icon, Physical Geography (NG) External link icon, and Zoology External link icon at Stockholm University External link icon together with FLOW External link icon at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) External link icon and the Rossby Centre External link icon at The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute(SMHI) External link icon.

Bolin Centre structure